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SERM. 1. How wicked Men are of the Devil. John viii. 44. former part of the Verse. Te are

of your father the devil, and the lufts of your father ye will do.

II. The difference betwixt living after the Flesh,

and after the Spirit. Rom. viii. 13. For if ye live after the flesh, ye Noall die ; But if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye hall live.

III. Of the Sin of Profaneness. Heb. xii. 16, 17. Left there be any fornicator, or profane person as Efüll

, who for one morsel of meat fold bis birtbright : For ye know how that afterward, when he wou'd bave inherited the blefling, be was rejected; for be found no place of repentance, though berfought it carefully with tears.

IV. Against profaning the Name of God. Levit. xix. 12. Ye Mall not swear by my name

falsy, neither shalt thou profane the name of the God: I am the Lord.

y. How wicked men are deceived to their

Destruction. 2 Theff. ii. 11, 12. And for this cause God Mall

send them strong delusion, that they shou'd believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but bad pleasure in unrighteousness.

VI. The

VI. The Design of the Gospel is to separate

the Good from the Bad. Matt. jii. 12. Whose fan is in his band, and be

will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner, but he will burn up the

chaff with unquenchable fire. VII. Scripture-Evidence fufficient to make men

religious. Luke xvi. 31. And he said unto him, If they bear

not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.

VIII. The Scripture a sufficient Rule of

Religion. 2 Tim. iii. 16. All scripture is given by inspira

tion of God; and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

IX. The Knowledge of Sin is by the Law. Rom. vii. 7. latter part. I had not known luft,

except the law had said, Thou shalt 310t covet.

X. Reason the Judge of religious Actions. 1 John iii. 20, 21. For if our heart condemn us,

God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence towards God.

XI. Of the Nature of Temptations. Jam. i. 14. But every man is tempted, when he

is drawn away of his own lujt and enticed.


XII. Of the Nature of Lying. Ephef. iv. 25. Wherefore putting away lying,

Speak every one truth with his neighbour. XIII. Uprightness a Man's greatest Security. Prov. 8. 9. He that walketh uprightly, walketh


XIV. Religion consists in keeping the Com

mandments only. Rev. xxii. 14. Blessed are they that do bis Com

mandments, that they may bave right to the tree of life.

XV. Of suffering upon the account of Religion. Col. i. 24. Who now rejoice in my sufferings for

you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for bis body's sake, which is the church. XVI. Of the Nature of the Sufferings of Christ. 1 Pet. iii. 18. For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that be might bring us to God.

XVII. Of the Humiliation and Sufferings of

Chrift. Matt. xvi. 21, 22, 23. From that time forth be

gan Jesus to Mhew unto his disciples, bow that be must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the Elders and chief priests and Scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Tben Peter took him, and began to re

buke bim, saying, Be it far from thee Lord; JANUARY 1731.



this shall not be unto thee. But be turned and said unto Peter, Get thee bebind me, Satan, thou art an offence unto me ; for thou savoureft not the things that be of God, but those that be

of Men.

XVIII. The Method of Deliverance through

Rom. vii. 24, 25. O wretched man that I am !

who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
I thank God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. So
then with the mind I my self serve the law of
God, but with the flesh the law of fin.

We shall give a List of the other particular Subjects and Texts the Doctor chose to preach upon, as soon as the two last Volumes are publilh’d.

The Present State of the CAPE OF GOOD

HOPE: Or, a particular Account of the
several Nations of the Hottentots; their
Religion, Government, Laws, Customs,
Ceremonies, and Opinions ; their Art of
War, Professions, Language, Genius, &c.
Together with a short Account of the
Dutch Settlement at the Cape. Written
Originally in High German, by Peter


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Kolben, A. M. Done into English from the Original by Mr. Medley. Illustrated with Copper Plates. Infcrib'd to his Grace the Duke of Montagu. Printed for W.In

nys, at the West End of St. Paul's. 1731. T.

HE knowledge of Mankind by History

being, among human accomplishments, one of the most entertaining and most valuable, we don't doubt but the short account we are going to give of the present state of the Cape of good Hope, will be acceptable to the publick.

Mr. Kolben, to whom we are indebted for this curious Work, is a Gentleman still living at Nurenburg in Germany, and in great esteem there for his Integrity and Learning.

The original is in great esteem abroad, as the exactest history of the Hottentots the world has

yet seen.

However, it is not to be compared to the translation, or rather to the abridgment of it ; Mr. Medley having taken a particular care to make fuch alterations that it seems a new book; and indeed, as the ingenious translator observes, Mr. Kolben is very tedious in some relations, and here and there runs out in reflections that are neither very entertaining, nor very much to the purpose. In those places Mr. Medley has abridg’d him; yet in such a manner as to preserve

every thing material to the reader. Mr. Kola ber's reasoning is sometimes but indifferent, not to say very bad, wherefore Mr. Medley retrenched him in that article too, and in several places alter'd him. As to the Method, Mr. Medley has more than once forsaken the Original, and brought many things together in the new work,



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